Turkmenistan: Still Waiting for the Digital Age

Berdymukhamedov: father of Turkmenistan’s information superhighway? (Photo: Dmitry Astakhov/AFP/Getty)

Turkmenistan’s leader, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, has tried to give the Central Asian country a modern gloss by touting the Internet’s ability to make life simpler. The initiative, however, has become the butt of jokes and derision among Ashgabat residents.
 

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Serdar Aytakov is a pseudonym for a freelance journalist specializing in Turkmen affairs.

Turkmenistan: Still Waiting for the Digital Age

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